Teaware from the Edge Workshops at TCC, 3/31-4/1

22 Mar

Vessel by Jeff Shapiro. Photo courtesy of Rick Mahaffey

The Gallery at TCC is celebrating The 46th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) coming to Seattle this month!

NCECA, the largest expo of contemporary ceramics in the US, is being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from March 28 through March 31, 2012. In conjunction with this event, clay artists Rick Mahaffey and Rob Fornell are hosting Teaware from the Edge, a teabowl/chawan making workshop and exhibition at Tacoma Community College (TCC). Presenters include Osamu Inayoshi, Jeff Shapiro, Richard Milgrim and Rob Fornell. Internationally recognized artists all, they will demonstrate their unique approaches to making teabowls/chawan, as well as share their insights into the evolution of their work in what will certainly be an event unlike anything held before in the Pacific Northwest. The four artists’ work runs from the gamut from being slightly removed from the mainstream of contemporary teaware to being on the very edge of the genre.

The exhibition at the Gallery at TCC runs March 26-30, 2012 and admission is FREE. Opening reception is March 27, 3-6 pm. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am-5pm; take the entrance just off S. 12th St. between Pearl and Mildred streets. Info at 253.460.4306. The workshops at TCC will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2-8 pm; and Sunday, April 1, 10 am – 4 pm. Registration: $190. For information or to register, contact Rick Mahaffey at 253.566.5260 or rmahaffey@tacomacc.edu. Teaware from the Edge, Tacoma Community College – Bldg. 5, 6501 S. 19th St. in Tacoma.

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